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ERIC Number: ED345420
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
The Effectiveness of Preschool and School-Age Intervention for Children At-Risk for Learning Difficulties. Final Report.
Ramey, Craig T.
This study examined the efficacy of two educational practices designed to prevent learning difficulties in children from high risk families (N=64) during the first 8 years of life. The preventive treatments included: (1) educational daycare plus family education from birth to age 5 followed by a home/school resource program from kindergarten through second grade; or (2) identical family education but no educational daycare followed by the identical home/school program through second grade. Among findings are the following: the most intensely treated group consistently scored higher than the other two groups; over time the IQ and reading scores of all three groups decreased somewhat; there was a significant linear effect of time but no treatment and time interaction effects; an expected rise in academic achievement by the treatment groups from kindergarten to grade 2 was not realized; but significantly fewer of the children in the educational daycare group were retained in grade. (6 references) (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Frank Porter Graham Center.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A